‘Caddyshack’ heartthrob Cindy Morgan, aka Lacey Underall, dead at 69

Actress Cindy Morgan, best known by golf fans for portraying blonde-haired bombshell Lacey Underall in the 1980 comedy “Caddyshack” died in late December. She was 69.

A representative for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Saturday – as first reported by TMZ – that the actress died due to natural causes a “few days ago.”

Morgan’s roommate called police in Lake Worth Beach, Florida, after returning from a holiday trip on Dec. 30 and knocking on her door and receiving no response. The roommate, who had reportedly last seen Morgan on Dec. 19 smelled “a strong odor emanating from inside.” When the police entered her room, they found her dead. Morgan’s final social media post on X on Dec. 21.

Morgan was born as Cynthia Ann Cichorski in Chicago on Sept. 29, 1954. According to a story posted by the Los Angeles Times, Morgan first gained notice as a model who appeared in commercials for Irish Spring soap. “Caddyshack” was her feature film debut as the attractive niece of Judge Smails, Bushwood’s founder played by Ted Knight.

“It was the longest and best party I’ve ever attended,” she said of the filming of the cult classic.

In a 2012 interview, Morgan said of her role: “Caddyshack was my first film and I’ll say that the end product was so completely different, it was originally about the caddies. So at first, I had nothing to lose to audition. It was fun. All I did was focus on making the person sweat. Look ’em in the eye, do that thing many women know how to …”

In recent years, Morgan was a regular attendee at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, signing autographs and posing for pictures with her adoring fans.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek